Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 9,000 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.


Latest News 

NH90 in flight at Exercise Blackbird 2014

15 October 2014

Have a look at this video of the NH90 helicopters in this year's Exercise Blackbird, the Air Force's largest annual helicopter exercise, held at Dip Flat in the Marlborough region from 22 September to 5 October.

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 118 NZDF personnel deployed on nine operations and UN missions across ten countries.